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    Hi all !

    i have been facing some over exposure issue but i dunno is it (Attached 4 photos)

    - my problem
    -Len problem
    - Camera problem
    - filter problem


    Over exposure at the top half, lower half is in shaqe wheras upper half is under sunlight.
    how do i take a well expose photo in this kind of situation ?



    Is the sky over expose or is it my problem ?


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    Today i did a test to see the differences with and without the filter however i find the colour seems to be slighty better without the filter, lastly same issues overexpose sky


    With Filter [ Hoya77mm UV(0) ]


    Without Filter


    better UV filter will have better colour mah ?
    Last edited by ikelvin; 3rd July 2010 at 04:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Problem with my shots

    Suggest you take 2 pictures instead of one.

    One shot of the bright side and one of the dark side.




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    Default Re: Problem with my shots

    Quote Originally Posted by ikelvin View Post
    better UV filter will have better colour mah ?
    An UV filter is not supposed to affect the colours at all, the filter is supposed to cut off only the invisible UV portion of light. Not sure how well-coated the UV(0) filters are, but Hoya is among the recommended brands here. Alternatively, get a lens hood and skip the filter. Lenses are built to work without any filter. Colours can also be adjusted in post-processing.

    As for the overexposed sky in pic #2: nothing much you can do. Similar to picture one: the dynamic range of the scene is wider than what the sensor can capture. Decide what is important in your composition. If the sky is not important then reduce the amount in the frame and let it be overexposed. No harm done if the viewer is drawn to the main object which is well exposed. Read up about metering modes, try in a stationary scene how different metering modes affect the exposure (use P or A mode). Use a tripod in order to have a fixed frame.
    Pic #1 is also not well composed. With different angles you can overcome the exposure problem. Get away from the idea to capture everything in one pic.
    EOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    An UV filter is not supposed to affect the colours at all, the filter is supposed to cut off only the invisible UV portion of light. Not sure how well-coated the UV(0) filters are, but Hoya is among the recommended brands here. Alternatively, get a lens hood and skip the filter. Lenses are built to work without any filter. Colours can also be adjusted in post-processing.

    As for the overexposed sky in pic #2: nothing much you can do. Similar to picture one: the dynamic range of the scene is wider than what the sensor can capture. Decide what is important in your composition. If the sky is not important then reduce the amount in the frame and let it be overexposed. No harm done if the viewer is drawn to the main object which is well exposed. Read up about metering modes, try in a stationary scene how different metering modes affect the exposure (use P or A mode). Use a tripod in order to have a fixed frame.
    Pic #1 is also not well composed. With different angles you can overcome the exposure problem. Get away from the idea to capture everything in one pic.
    ok noted with thanks

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    There is no problem with the u or the camera system, cause it is the limitation of the camera. The camera will try to provide u the best setting for the area of your interest so if ur focus is on the darker side it will result in having the brighter side to be over expose. As the darker side need more exposure time for the enough light to fall on the sensor and by that time the brighter side will be overexpose.

    To overcome this u can try doing a HDR photo instead, this will result in a more balance exposure for the overall photo.

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    i encounter that before if you want to have a visible sky or cloud i just did is that i increase my f then just pop some flash for the primary object and lessen some iso

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    Photo 1 - take metering at the far end to ensure no blown highlight (if you are not familiar with the manual mode spot metering, it is ok to use other modes but check the histogram to make sure the highlight is not blown off) , but this will result in foreground to be under exposed. Then use daylight fill flash to fill in the shadow of the foreground. Again, adjust flash power and check histogram to ensure no blocked shadow.

    Photo 2 - Bro Octarine already explained that. Or you can PP to add in a blue sky.


    Photo 3 and 4 are overexposed, you can't even see the right edge of the building. Did you check your histogram ???

    Most of photos are taken around 3-5pm, try some in the morning before 11am to see whether it makes any different.
    Last edited by kutten; 3rd July 2010 at 11:17 PM.

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    Default Re: Problem with my shots

    TS, it is no one's problem. You just need to understand exposure better, and how to control it. You can start by using the EV compensation dial.

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    Default Re: Problem with my shots

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    TS, it is no one's problem. You just need to understand exposure better, and how to control it. You can start by using the EV compensation dial.
    It's TS' problem... coz it's caused by a lack of understanding of light (quality, colour, angle, intensity) and exposure. hehehehe...
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